10 Steps for a successful internship

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Internships are important since you are provided with the opportunity to learn and gain experience.
Before graduation, internships are milestones for all students.
And to turn your internship into a successful and valuable work experience, here are ten steps to follow.
You can find these steps very obvious, it means that you already know the key success factors for internships, and if it's new for you, I am glad to share this with you.

And last but not least, always enjoy what you do!
Enjoy your internship and be yourself!

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10 Steps for a successful internship

  1. 10 Steps for a successful internship Tips for students at the beginning of their work experience
  2. You only have one chance to make a good first impression Don’t miss it! Source: Flickr
  3. 2. Introduce yourself « Hello, I am Simon, the new intern working with John on this project. […] Nice to meet you. Talk to you soon! » InterestPresence Politeness Smile Source: Flickr, Hello by Andy
  4. 3. Clarify your job Don’t do the things right, but do the right things Source: Flickr, Clouds on the way to DC by Karin Dalziel
  5. 4. Do your work! Ask questions Do your best Learn what to do Do what you learnt Gather knowledge Source: Flickr, Work Space, SETsquared, University of Southampton by Jisc infoNet
  6. 5. Ask for feedbacks Ask to your colleagues: Strengths? Improvements? Advice? Constructive feedbacks are keys to learn Source: Flickr, RCA Microphone by NFSA Australia
  7. 6. Keep up the pace You are a diesel car Progressively go one stage further and reach your full speed Source: Flickr, Diesel Fuel Only by Atomic Taco
  8. 7. Take initiatives is enough to shine… One good idea Source: Flickr
  9. 8. Promote your work 70% work 30% gift-wrapping Source: Flickr
  10. 9. Organize a farewell party #Socialize #ThankYouAll #Lifeisabigparty Source: Flickr
  11. Dear all, [Reason why you liked to work with them] [Thank your colleagues for advice, support, patience…] [Explain your next step] AND DO NOT FORGET [Let’s keep in touch] Personal email address LINKEDIN PROFILE URL Phonenumber Thanks again for everything. Yours truly, Simon 10. Thank You Email Source: Flickr
  12. Last words… Follow these steps Enjoy your internship Be yourself “Experience is the teacher of all things.” Julius Caesar This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.

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